PML-N: Please Don’t Do This with Tech Sector for Cheap Publicity

Pakistan Muslim League (N) has this habit of announcing and then re-announcing projects several times to gain traction and praise.

They have done this countless times with other (particularly the development and energy) sectors but lately someone from the ruling party tweeted yesterday about a small search project that was announced back in 2013.

The search project, that was supposed to keep an index of free online courses, was announced in October 2013, however, it was retweeted just yesterday to look cool and gain some praise.

Here’s the tweet itself:

Noon league surely gained some attention when someone from Abb Tak jumped up and announced that Pakistan is making its own Search Engine.

It further said that SUPARCO and PITB are working on an indigenous search engine to rival Google.


This was soon spotted by tech geeks, and a thread on Facebook started to question the credibility of the entire development.

This was when Mr. Umar Saif, Chairman PITB, had to clarify that PITB was not intending to make any search engine.

However, he indicated that his board is trying to make high resolution satellite imagery of Pakistan. That’s a news in itself, but he refuted the earlier Search Engine reports and called them baseless.

We are sincerely hoping that ruling party wouldn’t do such stunts again, for tech sector at least.

  • Aur kya expect kar rahay hain current government say? Failed projects ko highlight karna porana shauq hai.

    • I have noticed IT sector focus and work of Punjab government is commendable, we should try a little effort to praise things and this should be without any political affiliation. I know Aamir Atta and his PTI affiliation but this should remain a Tech blog.
      P.S. As it is turning to politically influenced blog I have turned my strict ad blocker just to “protest”. :p

  • It is mindset of N league govt that they are Ruling “Jahil Awam”. And the sad part is its almost true. The tech geeks you mentioned are 0.001% of population

    • As in jahil log ruling jahil awam? Bat tk to krni nahi ati in ganwaron ko. TV pr ate hain to auqat samne ajati he. Awam k paiso pr plne wale nasoor.

  • is ka budged kitny crore ho ga? or eik simple search bana dain gy copy ker ke kahin se, baqi paisy divide ho jayn ge. Thank you Nawaz

    • BTW Umar Saif isn’t doing anything out of box. Bass how shaw he hai. as the other post at propakistani mentioned that bas photos tak he scene hai in ka. Also he can buy “Pakistan’s high resolution satellite imagery” from google or CIA. Whats the point of drawing a circle over circle?

      • Please dont discourage the people who are actually doing some productive work, just because it is under the umbrella of Punjab PML govt. Some good initiatives have been taken and have produced effective results so far.

          • Dengue tracking system, e-health care facilities, digitization of all public records and making them public at data dot org dot pk. For the complete update list, check PITB website under projects.

            • wow! with all other major issues such as education, sanitation, clean drinking water, health care etc. already tackled, tracking the mosquito population should definitely be the highest priority. Thumbs up!

  • Imran khan paid article seriously.

    How can you blame PMLN when the media miss read it and spread false information????? Poor propakistani staff once again proved that they are insane and greedy people!!

    I tell you the history of propakistani, made just to earn money, whether or not the news is true, false or fraud.

    Come on propakistani, is your blog a political tablo?? Disgusting amir!!

    • Why they have “no” article on PTI youth’s disgusting behaviours on social media and internet? Why they do not highlight women being harassed in PTI rallies??? This lead to biasedness #ProPTi

      • People @ propakistani think that they can also look cool by posting against the Govermoment cuz hey why not. And yes you are right they are proPTI for sure I’ve started using adblock on this site

          • Good for you aamir bhai… I’m also one of your loyal readers. it’s just that recently you’ve been posting politically biased stuff
            (which you should refrain from doing)
            No hard feelings

            • Appreciate your feedback. But thing is, we don’t do rallies, dharnas or other political stuff. Just those that are with-in our domain.

              And trust me I am not PTI fan, just that I don’t like Noon league too :P

          • How does that work? Because I still don’t see a single ad on this site. Probably because I’m using Adblock Plus along with Reek Anti-Adblock Killer userscript, meaning it’s impossible for you to detect I’m even using adblocker. Good luck serving ads to me.

              • Lol, if you insist. I would also argue that defeats the entire purpose of “advertising”. Ads that don’t generate any click throughs are pretty much useless.

            • He’s talking about advertorial, where the post itself is an ad/paid content but written in a way where there is little call to action.
              Example tobacco industry paying to highlight the harmful effects of seesha/hookah where wording such as “hookah is five times more dangerous than cigarettes” is used. This subtly nudges you to a cigarette than hookah.

            • O bhai look at the sponsored posts from Yeh woh and cheezmaal and pata nai kya kya. Jo jitna ziada scam kry ga propakistani usay happily sponsor kary ga.
              Aur ab tu naya trend chala hua hai, pata nai kahan kahan se brilliant Pakistani people manzr-e-aam pe aa rahe hain, jinho ne boht km time pe boht barha teer mara hota hai aur phr post k end me un k ksi startup ksi project ki promotion…. and the bullshit continuous ….

  • فخر پاکستان میاں نواز شریف کل 6 ستمبر کو “مینار پاکستان ” کا افتاح کرے گے اور میاں صاحب یہ بھی کہہ گے یہ سب ان کی حکومت میں ہوا اور کھوتے ووٹر تالیاں بجائے گے اور لڈی ڈالے گے

  • So many butt hurt youthias here, PTI failed to deliver in KPK and now all these youthias do is criticize PMLn, morons have nothing to show to the public

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